Winter of the World: Book Two of the Century Trilogy (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Sep 18, 2012 - Fiction - 928 pages
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Picking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off, Winter of the World follows its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—through a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the great dramas of World War II, and into the beginning of the long Cold War.


Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide until daring to commit a deed of great courage and heartbreak....American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific....English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism....Daisy Peshkov, a driven social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set until war transforms her life, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but also the war to come.
  

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Fantastic writing and intriguing plot. - Goodreads
trashy but a page turner. - Goodreads
Superb overall story structure and pacing. - Goodreads
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Another fun and educational read from Follett. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

I enjoyed the first book in this series and also enjoyed this one, however I felt this one was not written as well. The character development was a little weaker and one dimensional. It was good enough that I will read the last one, but I hope it improves. Read full review

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User Review  - Tim - Goodreads

Ken Follett gave me better understanding than world history ever did of the significant events in western history. His characters are compelling albeit less than complex, although he always leaves room for some arc, often significant. This trilogy is thoroughly enjoyable and engrossing. Read full review

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Also by Ken Follett
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1935
1936
1937
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1940I CHAPTERSEVEN 1940II
1941I CHAPTER NINE 1941 II CHAPTER TEN1941 III CHAPTERELEVEN 1941IV
1942 II
1942 III
1943I
1943 III CHAPTER EIGHTEEN 1944 CHAPTER NINETEEN 1945 I CHAPTERTWENTY 1945 II PART THREE THE COLD PEACE CHAPTER ...
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Ken Follett burst into the book world with Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, a national and international bestseller. Follett’s new, magnificent historical epic, the Century Trilogy, opened with the bestselling Fall of Giants. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.

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